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Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by Treeeman » Mar 30, 2015 2:07 pm

Hello,

i have following Environment:
10x ESXi 5.5 Hosts
1x EMC VNX FC Storage
80x VMs (95% Windows OS, 5% Linux)

My ESXi Hosts and my EMC VNX Storage are connected together with a 8GB/s FC Switch Infrastructure.

My Needs:
- Direct-SAN Backup
- minimum 6 Concurrent Jobs
- No Replication needed
- Tape-Offloading

My Server will be a single Hardware Machine with direct attach to my SAN. Additionally i plan to attach a HP StoreEver MSL2024 Tape Library for Tape-Offloading.
I read the System Requirements. Because i will install all Veeam Roles (Backup Server, VMware Backup Proxy, Enterprise Manager, etc.) i am not sure how much CPU and RAM Ressources i should use. Please give me a feedback what i should use.

Thanks.
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Marco

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Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by foggy » Mar 30, 2015 4:33 pm

Marco, if you are going to assign several roles to a single Veeam B&R management server, then corresponding system requirements should be summed up. Note, that system requirements for Veeam B&R backup server are given with default proxy server (which is installed as a part of Veeam B&R installation) in mind.

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Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by Treeeman » Mar 30, 2015 4:38 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by Treeeman » Mar 30, 2015 4:41 pm

One off-topic question:
I read SQL Express is only for a small-scale Production Environment. Is my Environment "small-scale"?

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Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by foggy » Mar 30, 2015 4:49 pm

Yes, SQL Express is fine for environments up to 500 VMs.

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Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by Treeeman » Mar 30, 2015 4:55 pm

Thanks again!
Have a nice day.

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[MERGED] When should you not use SQL express?

Post by ampsonic » Jul 01, 2015 4:13 pm

The installation guide suggests using SQL express only for "small environments" and using a full sql instance when you have "a lot of vms". Is there a more specific recommendation on when you should switch to a full sql server?

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Re: Veeam Backup Server Sizing

Post by Vitaliy S. » Jul 02, 2015 11:21 am

BTW, what is your virtual infrastructure size and how often do you want to run your jobs?

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